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Associate Professor Jim Jago 

Position: Field Trip Supervisor
Division/Portfolio: Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment
School/Unit: School of Natural and Built Environments
Campus: Non standard campus

Position: Adjunct Professor
Division/Portfolio: Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment
School/Unit: School of Natural and Built Environments
Campus: Mawson Lakes Campus

Position: Field Trip Supervisor
Division/Portfolio: Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment
School/Unit: School of Natural and Built Environments
Campus: Non standard campus

Office: P1-41
Telephone: +61 8 830 23113
Fax: +61 8 830 25082
Email: Jim_dot_Jago_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Jim.Jago


Teaching interests

  • Palaeontology
  • Sedimentology
  • Stratigraphy

I teach the following courses

EART 1010Landscape Fundamentals
EART 3012Engineering and Environmental Geology
BIOL 4001Coastal Environments


Professional associations

Geological Society of Australia (currently conmmittee member SA Division)

Australasian Association of Palaeontologists

Palaeontological Association (U.K.)

Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia

Royal Society of South Australia

Royal Society of Tasmania

Australian Conservation Foundation


Qualifications

B. Sc (hons), University of Tasmania, 1966

Ph.D., University of Adelaide, 1973


Research interests

  • Cambrian biostratigraphy and Palaeontology with particular reference to Cambrian trilobites from South Australia, Tasmania and Antarctica
  • Stratigraphy and Sedimentology of the Kanmantoo Group (Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island)
  • Emu Bay Shale Lagerstatte, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
  • History of Geology

Research publications

GEHLING, J.G., JAGO, J.B., PATERSON, J.R., BROCK, G.A. & DROSER, M.L., 2012. Field Trip S-4. Ediacaran-Cambrian of South Australia. 34th International Geological Congress, Brisbane. Geological Society of Australia, South Australian Division, Adelaide, 36p.

JAGO, J.B., GEHLING, J.G., PATERSON, J.R., & BROCK, G.A., 2012. Comments on Retallack, G.J. 2011: Problematic megafossils in Cambrian palaeosols of South Australia. Palaeontology 55, 913-917.

JAGO, J.B., GEHLING, J.G., PATERSON, J.R., BROCK, G.A. & ZANG, W., 2012. Cambrian stratigraphy and biostratigraphy of the Flinders Ranges and the north coast of Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Episodes 35, 247-255.

PATERSON, J.R., GARCIA-BELLIDO, D.C., LEE, M.S.Y., BROCK, G.A., JAGO, J.B. & EDGECOMBE, G.D., 2011. Acute vision in the giant Cambrian predator Anomalocaris and the origin of compound eyes. Nature 480 (7376), 237-240.

HALL, P.A. McKIRDY, D.M., HALVERSON, G.P., JAGO, J.B. & GEHLING, J.G., 2011. Biomarker and isotopic signatures of an early Cambrian Lagerstätte in the Stansbury Basin, South Australia. Organic Geochemistry, 42, 1324-1330.

LEE, M.S.Y., JAGO, J.B., GARClA-BELLIDO, D.C., EDGECOMBE, G.D., GEHLING, J.G. & PATERSON, J.R., 2011. Modern optics in exceptionally preserved early Cambrian arthropod eyes from Australia. Nature 474, 631-634.

GEHLING, J.G., JAGO, J.B., PATERSON, J.R., GARCIA-BELLIDO, D.C. & EDGECOMBE, G.D., 2011. The geological context of the Lower Cambrian (Series 2) Emu Bay Shale Lagerstätte and adjacent stratigraphic units, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 58, 243-257.

JAGO, J.B & COOPER, B.J., 2011. The Emu Bay Shale Lagerstätte: a history of investigations. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 58, 235-241.

McKIRDY, D.M., HALL, P.A., NEDIN, C., HALVERSON, G.P., MICHAELSON, B.H., JAGO, J.B., GEHLING, J.G., & JENKINS, R.J.F., 2011. Paleoredox status and thermal alteration of the lower Cambrian (Series 2) Emu Bay Shale Lagerstätte, South Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 58, 259-272.

JAGO, J.B., BENTLEY, C.J. & COOPER, R.A., 2011. A Cambrian Series 3 (Guzhangian) fauna with Centropleura from Northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 42, 15-35.

JAGO, J.B. & BENTLEY, C.J., 2010. Geological significance of middle Cambrian trilobites from near Melba Flat, western Tasmania. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 57, 469-481.

JAGO, J.B., GATEHOUSE, C.G., POWELL, C. McA., CASEY, T. & ALEXANDER, E.M., 2010. The Dawson Hill Member of the Grindstone Range Sandstone in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 134, 115-124.

ORTEGA-HERNANDEZ, J., BRADDY, S.J., JAGO, J.B. & BAILLIE, P.W., 2010. A new aglaspidid arthropod from the Upper Cambrian of Tasmania. Palaeontology 53, 1065-1076.

PATERSON, J.R., EDGECOMBE, G.D., GARCIA-BELLIDO, D.C., JAGO, J.B. & GEHLING, J.G., 2010. Nektaspid arthropods from the lower Cambrian Emu Bay Lagerstätte, South Australia, with reassessment of lamellipedian relationships. Palaeontology 53, 377-402.

BENTLEY, C.J., JAGO, J.B. & COOPER, R.A., 2009. An Acmarhachis typicalis Zone trilobite fauna from the Cambrian of northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Memoir of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 37, 165-197.

CANN, J.H., SCARDIGNO, M.F. & JAGO, J.B., 2009. Mangroves as an agent of rapid coastal change in a tidal-dominated environment, Gulf St Vincent, South Australia; implications for coastal management. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 56, 927-938.

GARCIA-BELLIDO, D.G., PATERSON, J.R., EDGECOMBE, G.D., JAGO, J.B., GEHLING, J.G. & LEE, M.S.Y., 2009. Isoxys and Tuzoia with soft-part preservation from the early Cambrian Emu Bay Shale lagerstätte (Kangaroo Island, Australia). Palaeontology, 52, 1221-1241.

HAINES, P.W., TURNER, S.P., FODEN, J.D. & JAGO, J.B., 2009. Isotopic and geochemical characterization of the Cambrian Kanmantoo Group, South Australia: implications for stratigraphy and provenance. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 56, 1095-1110.

JAGO, J.B. & GATEHOUSE, C.G., 2009. The type section of the Cambrian Backstairs Passage Formation, Kanmantoo Group, South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 133, 150-163.

KRUSE, P.D., JAGO, J.B. & LAURIE, J.R., 2009. Recent developments in Australian Cambrian biostratigraphy. Journal of Stratigraphy, 33, 231-241

SUN, X.W. & JAGO, J.B., 2009. An Iverian (Furongian, Cambrian) trilobite faunule from the subsurface Warburton Basin, South Australia. Memoir of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 37, 1-8.

BENTLEY, C.J. & JAGO, J.B., 2008. Aspects of some late Middle Cambrian Tasmanian faunal assemblages. In Rábano, I., Gozalo, R. & Garciá-Bellido, D. (eds), Advances in trilobite research. Cuadernos del Museo Geominero, 9. Instituto Geológico y Minero de Espana, Madrid, 41-47.

DIREEN, N.G. & JAGO, J.B., 2008. The Cottons Breccia (Ediacaran) and its tectonostratigraphic context within the Grassy Group, King Island, Australia: A rift-related gravity slump deposit. Precambrian Research, 165, 1-14.

PATERSON, J.R., JAGO, J.B., GEHLING, J.G., GARCIA-BELLIDO, D.C., EDGECOMBE, G.D. & LEE, M.S.Y., 2008. Early Cambrian arthropods from the Emu Bay Shale lagerstätte, South Australia. In Rábano, I., Gozalo, R. & Garciá-Bellido, D. (eds), Advances in trilobite research. Cuadernos del Museo Geominero, 9. Instituto Geológico y Minero de Espana, Madrid, 319-325.


Expertise for Media Contact

I am able to provide media comment in the following areas of expertise:

Discipline: Geology

  • Antarctica
  • Geology
  • Palaeontology

Community Service

Organisation Name:   Geological Society of Australia
Section:   South Australian Division
Level of involvement:   Secretary 2005-2012; committee member 2012-

Organisation Name:   International Subcommission on Cambrian Stratigraphy
Level of involvement:   Voting member; Convenor South Australia 2006
Year from:   2006
Comments:   South Australia 2006 was the XI International Conference of the Cambrian Stage Subdivision Working Group. It was conducted from 14-24 August 2006 with 34 delegates from China, Korea, USA, UK, Sweden, Spain, Germany and Australia. Field trips were conducted in the Flinders Ranges, Fleurieu Penisula and Kangaroo Island. Plenary sessions were held in Adelaide and Leigh Creek.




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